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Goodreads asked Stuart Rojstaczer:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Stuart Rojstaczer A mathematician, an Eastern European emigre, came to our house for dinner and after spending much of the dinner staring at my three year old kid, berated me for not teaching her algebra because he was convinced she was a math genius. I thought about what would it be like to be an Eastern European female math genius. The eventual result was The Mathematician's Shiva.

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